A round up of all the latest in QM sports from The Print’s Michael Barraclough
Up for the Cup: The BUCS Conference cup gives our sports teams the opportunity to compete at the highest possible level within the BUCS leagues. So far this year, we have had huge success in the cup with 10 teams progressing through to the quarter finals in February! Teams travel far and wide to represent the best of their university with a particular highlight so far being our QM Women’s Badminton team who travelled to (and beat) Aberystwyth University. Other teams to reach the last eight of their respective competition are: QM Men’s Basketball 1st, QMBL Women’s Rugby, QM Men’s Rugby 2nd, QM Men’s Rugby 3rd, QM Men’s Tennis 1st, QM Women’s Volleyball 1st, QM Men’s Volleyball 1st. Good luck from everyone at The Print.
Stats: Queen Mary University of London has entered 78 teams into the BUCS league programme for the 2015/16 season. At the time of writing, 300 wins have been secured as well as 270 defeats and 26 draws, making their win rate 50%. This means they lie 58th out of 142 teams competing in the overall BUCS Championship.
Funds: The Club Sport Hardship Fund will be used to subsidise costs associated with sports participation for students in financial hardship. This will remove the financial barriers which are currently preventing a significant proportion of students at both our Queen Mary and Barts and The London SMD campuses from accessing sport. By widening access to sport, more students will be given the opportunity to improve their physical and mental well-being, as well as gain transitional employability skills. Applications are ongoing. More information on this can be found at: www.qmsu.org/clubsport/hardshipfund/
Get Active: The Get Active Triathlon is back in 2016! Taking place on Tuesday, 16 February, 7am – 8pm, you can enter either as an individual or as part of a team to take on a 2km row, 6km rike and 2km run. The Triathlon is free to enter for all QM students and staff and you do not need to have a Qmotion or Get Active membership to take part. Prizes are on offer so why not get involved? Register a time slot by e-mailing email@example.com or visit Qmotion Reception (time slots available every 20 minutes from 7am). Alternatively, just turn up on the day. Good luck!
Community Sport: Through Community Sport, QMSU aims to boost its students’ employability by helping them develop a range of transferable skills and receive FREE nationally-accredited sports coaching and officiating qualifications across our five focus sports. Students can volunteer within a number of sports and receive free clothing, mentoring and development. Further paid employment opportunities in the UK and abroad are also provided to students engaged in the programme. Like “QMSU Community Sport” on Facebook for more details.
We need you: Club Sport teams at QM are performing out of their skin this year and are achieving great results on the pitch! This is a fantastic achievement and we want to celebrate that at The Print If you want us to feature your club in an upcoming issue, or on our website, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be able to sort something out for you – our email is firstname.lastname@example.org!
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